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Combat the Pump Shortage with Eco Pumps


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Combat the Shortage with Server's Reusable Sanitizer Pump


According to a survey conducted by 1Q, consumers have mixed emotions about returning to their favorite restaurants, but there are measures restaurants could take to help ease their inhibitions. Of those surveyed, 60% said social distancing would help them feel safe, and access to hand sanitizer followed as a close second with 58%.

Another survey by Measure Protocol, Decode Consulting and Garden Social Beer Garden and Kitchen concluded visual evidence of cleanliness procedures was the most important factor as diners begin to frequent restaurants in the coming months. Seventy-five percent of respondents said having hand sanitizer dispensers on every table and near all exits would influence their decision on dining at certain restaurants.

As demand for hand sanitizer and other cleanliness products grows, it leaves consumers with shortages as manufacturers race to keep up with orders. According to the Wall Street Journal, “A surge in demand for soap and hand sanitizer during the pandemic has led to a global shortage of plastic hand pumps that dispense the products, propelling companies to redesign packaging and urge customers to reuse pumps.”

With these shortages, how can restaurants address their patron’s concerns to ensure a safe reopening?

Server Products’ Eco Pumps, made of stainless steel and plastic, are a durable, eco-friendly alternative to one-time-use plastic pumps. We’ve dialed in the Eco Pump’s portion to 1/8 oz to help minimize cost per dispense. A gallon (128 oz) of sanitizer can be purchased for $55. A typical plastic pump will get roughly 128 one-ounce portions of sanitizer, putting your cost at $43 per 100 dispenses. With our Eco Pump, you will get more than 1,000 dispenses and your cost per 100 dispenses decreases to just over $5.

Investing in reusable equipment not only positively impacts our landfills, but it can help reduce a wide-spread shortage of necessary supplies while also preventing future shortages. To find out where to buy your Eco Pump for sanitizer, contact Customer Care today!